Marching against family violence
COMMUNITY organisations are banding together and calling for businesses to join them to march against domestic violence.
May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and once again South Burnett support services are calling out to organisations, businesses, schools and groups in the South Burnett to wear a white shirt on Friday, May 19.
CTC, Centacare, Graham House and Uniting Care have banded together from the South Burnett Domestic Violence Strategies Group for several events across the South Burnett on the day.
Centacare regional co-ordinator Erin Jeffs said she was hoping that if enough people around town wear white shirts, it will start people - especially children - asking questions, opening a dialogue and raising awareness of domestic violence.
This year, barbecues will be held at central points in Murgon, Cherbourg, Kingaroy and Nanango, with schools, businesses and community members from each town invited to join together to raise awareness.
Cherbourg will have a free barbecue breakfast at 8am at Cherbourg State School, followed by a march at 9am.
In Murgon, the march will leave the RSL car park at 11.30am, followed by a 12.30pm barbecue.
In Kingaroy, a march will go down Kingaroy St from O'Neil Square at 11am, with a barbecue at Lions Park.